It took forever, but finally my seed orders went out last week and they have arrived back in record time. I’ve found this year that for some reason I’ve been drawn to anything with color. Maybe it’s all the snow that’s been flying, but the thought of a colorful garden is so appealing right now.
So what’s so colorful in my order?… The kaleidoscope carrots in the picture above of course (red carrots anyone?), watermelon radishes, purple tomatillo’s, rainbow chard (which also looks so awesome in a vase), a purple artichoke named ‘Opera’ (planning on putting these babies in planters at the front door), ruby moon hyacinth beans, funky, red lettuces and tons of new flowers for the cutting garden like Bombay Yellow Gold celosia and multi hued yarrow.
I’m also trying a few new things this year. Some are marginal in my area like fava beans (maybe served with a nice chianti…) and some are just new and fun like a specialty melon I’m excited about – and hopefully it will be the correct melon this year, not like the Jenny Lind from last year that turned out to be a banana melon. Just sayin’.
And sometimes what you don’t order is just as telling as what you do. I’m obsessed with mushrooms – not the magic kind – and there is one in particular one I’d like to try and grow, it’s called ‘Chicken of the Woods’. Territorial Seeds sells inoculated dowels and I’m dying to try them. I can’t figure out why I haven’t ordered them though…
So what are you ordering this year for your garden??? Are you sticking with the tried and true or branching out a bit???
Happy armchair gardening everyone!